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A source inside Commodore Engineering at Norristown, PA has the following
information regarding David Pleasance's C= UK MBO bid:

Pleasance's financial backing comes from a Chinese company, known for
producing illegal Sega clones to be sold on the Chinese market.

The Chinese representatives were at the Norristown complex Sunday and
Monday.

Dan Stets, the Philadelphia-based newspaper reporter who has
been covering the Commodore situation, saw a group of Chinese he believed
to be affiliated with Commodore UK at the Norristown complex in late
September.

It is not known at this time what percentage of the bid such a company
would represent, nor how they affect Pleasance's much-publicized plans
of his version of the future of the Amiga.

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OWL Software, makers of educational software for the Amiga, have announced
their Amiga Educator's List (AEL).  The newsletter is freely available
by E-Mail in AmigaGuide and ASCII formats.

Contact owl@davinci.reading.MA.US for mailing list information, or grab it
from the OWL BBS, 617-942-7216.  October's issue represents the premiere.

[On the educational note, be sure to check out this issue's Announcements
section, which features some notable programs...]
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On the 9th December, at the World of Amiga exhibition in London,
Almathera will hit the market with their remarkable new product
- Photogenics.

Photogenics combines the features of a powerful image manipulation package
with the ease-of-use and creative freedom of a traditional paint program.

You can load a variety of different images (JPEG, GIF, IFF, etc.) and save
them in different formats, but Photogenics is much more than just a simple
conversion system.  Artists will love the multiple built in natural brushes
(chalk, pencil, pastel, etc...), or you may perfer to retouch pictures
with the airbrush.  Through the variety of operations and the powerful
visual alpha channels, image manipulation has never been so enjoyable.

You can edit multiple images - each in its own resizable window.  The
realtime HAM-8 display gives you full-colour painting without needing a
24-bit graphics board.

Designed for graphics artists and serious painters, Photogenics gives a
professional working environment offering many features not even found on
PC or Mac packages.  The open-architecture design gives programmers the
freedom of writing their own loaders, savers or effects.

The minimum system is an Amiga 1200, floppy drive, Kickstart 3.0 or higher
and 2Mb Ram, (4Mb ram and hard drive recommended).

Photogenics will be available for sale at the World of Amiga Exhibition on
stand 27, or contact Almathera on +44 181-687 0040 (0181 687 0040 inside
the UK) or write to Almathera, Southerton House, Boundary Business Court,
92-94 Church Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3TD, ENGLAND

[Almathera is also listed in the AR Dealer Directory. -Ed]

Price #54.95 UK (around $80)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

       Dale L. Larson Keynote Speaker at Gateway Amiga Show
                   IAM to Introduce New Product


Drexel Hill, PA (October 7, 1994) The Gateway Computer Show,
1994's only major North American event for end-users of Amiga
computers, will be kicked off with a keynote address by Dale L.
Larson. He will discuss the past, present and future of the Amiga
computer.

After his address, Mr. Larson will sign copies of his new book at
IAM's table on the main floor of the show.  Also at the show, IAM
will launch a much-anticipated new commercial product for the
Amiga. The new product will be available for purchase during the
show.

The Gateway Computer Show is sponsored by the Gateway Amiga Club,
Inc., and is held in St. Louis, Missouri from 11am to 6pm on Sa-
turday, October 29th, 1994. For more information, contact the
Gateway Computer Show, Bob Scharp, Chairman, 14850 Phelps Drive,
Bridgeton, MO 63044, (314) 739-5181.

Dale L. Larson is a former Commodore-Amiga Software Engineer who
contributed to several networking projects, AmigaOS 2.x and 3.x,
and the A1200, A4000, and CD32.  He is an expert in the Amiga and
in computer networking. Besides "Connect Your Amiga!," he is the
author of papers presented at Amiga DevCons in Denver and Milan,
as well as articles that have appeared in AmigaWorld, AmigaMail,
and other publications.

IAM publishes Connect Your Amiga! A Guide to the Internet, LANs,
BBSs and Online Services, Amiga Envoy software, The Deathbed
Vigil... and Other Tales of Digital Angst, and does Amiga con-
sulting.

COMPANY INFORMATION
sales@iam.com  -- for orders
info@iam.com   -- for an automated response with info on IAM and its products

Intangible Assets Manufacturing
828 Ormond Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026-2604
USA

+1 610 853 4406
fax: +1 610 853 3733
(If you have trouble reaching us, please try 215 instead of 610 and please let
us know about the problem.)

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                  New Appearances on Book Signing Tour
                        for Connect Your Amiga!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Drexel Hill, PA (October 7, 1994) After the
enthusiastic reception for his New York University Manhattan appearance,
Intangible Assets Manufacturing is pleased to announce two more cities
on Dale L. Larson's book signing tour for  Connect Your Amiga! A Guide
to the Internet, LANs, BBSs and Online Services. The new dates are in
Rockville, Maryland and St. Louis, Missouri. Existing dates are still
scheduled in Washington state.

Mr. Larson will be available to answer questions and to autograph copies
of his book at Buried Treasure, Amiga Superstore, 5534 Randolph Road,
Rockville, Maryland, (301) 770-6778. The event is scheduled from 10am to
12pm on Saturday, October 15, 1994. Mr. Larson will be teaching an
8-hour Amiga 'C' programming class in Springfield, Virginia later that
afternoon. For additional details on the class, contact Mark Freemantle
of the National Capitol Area Amiga User's Group:
mfreemantle@melpar.esys.com, 703 560 5000 x4516 (w), 703 349 2016 (home,
answering machine).

There will also be an event at the Gateway Computer Show.  After giving
the keynote address at that show, Mr. Larson will sign copies of his
book at IAM's table.  The Gateway Computer Show is sponsored by the
Gateway Amiga Club, Inc., and is in St. Louis, Missouri from 11am to 6pm
on Saturday, October 29th, 1994.

Dale L. Larson is a former Commodore-Amiga Software Engineer.  He is an
expert in the Amiga and in computer networking. Besides "Connect Your
Amiga!," he is the author of papers presented at Amiga DevCons in Denver
and Milan, as well as articles that have appeared in AmigaWorld,
AmigaMail, and other publications.

IAM publishes Connect Your Amiga! A Guide to the Internet, LANs, BBSs
and Online Services, Amiga Envoy software, The Deathbed Vigil... and
Other Tales of Digital Angst, and does Amiga consulting.
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                   Intangible Assets Manufacturing Announces
                             The Deathbed Vigil...
                       and Other Tales of Digital Angst

Drexel Hill, PA (September 15, 1994)  Intangible Assets Manufacturing announces
The Deathbed Vigil... and Other Tales of Digital Angst. Available now and
published by IAM, this 120 minute VHS video tape is a documentary filmed,
narrated and produced by Dave Haynie. Mr. Haynie is a well-known example of
"cool," as well as a former Senior Hardware Engineer at Commodore Amiga, Inc.
(now Senior Systems Engineer at Scala, Inc.)

The video was produced and edited with the Amiga. It shows the famous "Deathbed
Vigil Party," the last Margarita's layoff party, the West Chester facilities of
Commodore (including the secret engineering lab), and more. It includes
interviews with dozens of famous Amiga personalities, and offers opinions and
explanations of many "behind-the-scenes" goings on. Anyone who has ever
wondered what really went wrong with Commodore (and who wants to remember the
best of what went right) will be interested. No true Amiga fan can be without
this video!

WARNING
Contains profanity and scenes of graphic violence. NR (Not Rated).

ORDERING INFORMATION
The Deathbed Vigil is available through Amiga dealers worldwide and may be
ordered directly from the publisher. The NTSC version is $35, PAL is $40. A
limited edition, numbered and autographed version is also available for $75.
Direct orders in the U.S., add $5 shipping and handling. PA residents add 6%
state sales tax. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.  Outside the US, please
add $8 for ground shipping and handling or $15 for air mail.
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                 Intangible Assets Manufacturing
                     Accepts Orders by Email
                       Now Accepts Plastic


Drexel Hill, PA (September 15, 1994)  Intangible Assets
Manufacturing, a software development and consulting company in
the Amiga marketplace, announces that it now accepts Visa and
Mastercard as payment for direct orders.

Customers may phone in orders 24-hours a day by voice, voicemail
or fax, may mail in orders, or may send orders by email to
sales@iam.com.

IAM products are also available from many Amiga dealers and
distributors world-wide.

IAM publishes Connect Your Amiga! A Guide to the Internet, LANs,
BBSs and Online Services, Amiga Envoy software, The Deathbed
Vigil... and Other Tales of Digital Angst, and does Amiga
consulting.
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SOFTWARE HUT INC., 313 Henderson Drive, Sharon Hill, PA 19079

For information call: 610-586-5701
To place an order call: 800-93-AMIGA
To FAX an order call: 610-586-5706

September 21, 1994

Software Hut, Inc. of Sharon Hill, PA announces official
distribution rights of the AmigaDOS 3.1 operating system from
Commodore and Village Tronic Germany for all Amiga 500, 1200*,
2000, 3000, 4000 computers.

Amiga OS 3.1 is NOW AVAILABLE.  Following are a few Key Features:

 o new sceen modes and improved support for graphic boards
   (e.g. Picasso II RTG with up to 1600x1200 pixels in 256 colors)
 o significantly accelerated graphics rendering by rewritten
   graphics and layers libararies
 o CD-ROM support (including CDXL), reads standard ISO9660 CDs
   (including PC data and picture CDs)
 o supports different languages via locale.library
   (English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian,..)
 o Datatypes for auto-detection of filetype for images, animations,
   sound, text, hypertext (Amiga Guide),...
 o Viewing/Playback of various files with MultiView and Datatypes
 o On-line help system using Amiga Guide
 o Improved Graphical User Interface with easier color selection
   and more flexible color assignment ("Pen-Sharing")
 o supports MSDOS & Atari disks (720KB, 1.44MB w/high dens. drives)

There are three different versions of the kit available.  Each kit
comes complete with Kickstart ROM(s) (one for A500/2000, two for
A3000 and A4000), three bound manuals with color binding which
cover ARexx, Workbench and DOS plus six disks with color labels.
The packaging is covered with an attractive color sleeve which
makes it perfect to display.

AS320-A500/2000/2500,  AS330-A3000/3000T,  AS340-A4000/A1200*

* Disclaimer: The AS340 Kit will also work with the Amiga 1200
computers.  However, because it was designed with the A4000 in
mind, PCMCIA compatibility is not implemented.

                      AS320        AS330 or AS340
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Retail Price          $159.95      $179.95

    We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.
    American Express orders subject to a 1.5% service charge.

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SPECIAL --- Order by December 1, 1994 and receive the AS320 for
$ 139.00 and the AS330 or AS340 for $ 159.00 and as an added
special Software Hut, Inc. offers free shipping via UPS to all
locations in the U.S.A.  To receive this special pricing please
mention this posting.
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Software Hut is supporting the release of OS 3.1 with complete
reviews by Tim Walsh and Denny Atkin in Amiga World December issue.
Look for this issue around November 1, 1994.  Note: These are the
offically licensed kits, beware of anyone selling just the ROMs as
these are illegal and unauthorized copies.  All future upgrades
will be handled to registered users through Software Hut, Inc.